Senator BRIAN P. STACK
District 33 (Hudson)
Senator KEVIN J. O'TOOLE
District 40 (Bergen, Essex and Passaic)
Requires motorists operating vehicles to maintain minimum three foot safety distance when overtaking bicycles.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
An Act concerning the operation of motor vehicles in certain cases and supplementing Title 39 of the Revised Statutes.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. The driver of a vehicle overtaking a bicycle proceeding in the same direction shall leave a safe distance between the motor vehicle and the bicycle of not less than three feet until the motor vehicle has safely passed the bicycle. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine of $100.
2. This act shall take effect immediately.
This bill would require motorists to maintain a distance of at least three feet when overtaking a bicycle that is travelling in the same direction. The bill provides for a fine of $100 for violating the three foot minimum distance requirement while overtaking cyclists.